Simon Meek

Simon Meek

Associate Professor

   Venable Hall 1307
   919-962-0359
   sjmeek@unc.edu
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Research Interests

Organic Synthesis, Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis


Professional Background

M.Chem., University of Sheffield, 2003; Ph.D., University of Sheffield, 2006; Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston College, 2006-2011


Research Synopsis

Research in my group is involved with the discovery, design, and development of new chiral catalysts and catalytic methods for chemical synthesis. We focus on developing practical and effective catalysts that enable the use of simple and abundant starting materials for useful carbon-carbon and carbon- heteroatom bond forming reactions.

We are interested in understanding reaction mechanisms, efficiency and selectivity, as well as demonstrating and challenging our catalytic transformations, reliablility, in efficient enantioselective total synthesis of complex biologically important molecules. Areas of interest in my research program include catalysis, stereoselective organic synthesis, and organometallic chemistry.

News & Publications

Chiral Pincer Ligands

Metal-catalyzed olefin hydroarylation is an important, atom economical C–C bond-forming strategy for the synthesis of...